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•GLORIA SWANSON CONDEMNS BOB, CALLS SHORT SKIRTS IMMODEST! \ Two Poses'of Motion Picture Star Who Asks Return^to Old Styles. The Gentleman Is Her Husband, Marquis de la Falaise Escium-e Dispatcft, Copyright, 1927 HOLLYWOOD. March 00 (EFS) —Gloria Swanson. returning: to the Pacific Coast after a lengthy visit to New York, threw a bombshell bombshell into the ranks of the younger generation, when out of a clear sky she delivered the opinion that the habits, clothes and manners of which the flapper age is so defiantly defiantly proud are wrong. All wrong. Moreover, the handsome and distinguished distinguished Marquise de la Falaise seemed very much in earnest ,about it when I talked to her just after she stepped fr,pm the train which brought her from New York. With her tall good-looking husband husband by her side, she spoke vigorously vigorously for several minutes, and the burden of-her omversatiqn was the error of modern clothes and customs. customs. • The bob is wrong, said this at one time leading exponent of the bob; short dresses are wrong, standardization standardization is wrong, and especially wrong is the recent tendency on the part of women to wear clothes which, imitate the masculine mode. Gloria no. longer bobs her hair on Gloria Gloria no longer bcbs her hair She ; has permitted it to grow for several months. Now it reaches her shoulder% She wears it gathered in knots -on the nape of her neck much after the fashion of around 1914. ••-'.,." "I got so tired of. bobbed hair,' Miss Swanson said. ''For the morn ing. It''was all right, but.I didn' like It at night I-am satisfied tha long: hair is more •( suitable fo women; in every way. Possession o luxurious hair bestows upon women the attributes of grace and dignity I-think these we two traits which modern women especially need_ to TTT VY Gloria Swanson Goes Victorian OMEN are mak- a great mistake mistake aping masculine fashions "I detest standardization. standardization. "My advice to. the;young the;young girls of America? is this: ''Don't wear knee- length skirts. "Don't wear mannish clothes. "Don't roll your hose. "To be really in the mode, to display, genuine-taste genuine-taste in dress, return return to skirts of reasonable reasonable length, .feminine draperies, long hair, and dark colored stockings." stockings." cultivate.' "We are losing our indivlfluaHty turning to complete standardization Frankly,'Tin sick of it. Everybody is bobbed, everybody wears' knee length dresses or less, which hang straight from the shoulders Mod ern women- are beginning, to lool •like something turned out fr»m a particularly efficient factory, BO •many .thousand an hour." . • But especially it appeared is Mis Swanson- opposed, to the imitation in women's, modes of styles o clothes hitherto regarded as exclu- iveiy masculine. "I detest masculine things," -iie r dvised. "I detest masculine styles v and I think women are making * great mistake in following them. "\s to wearing troUsers, I think hat is utter nonsense and I dont relieve they ever will do It." : Oft ifr*. Caff* Si<fe. Miss Swanson, it appeared, had been brought to the Mea ot ex- iressing her thoughts about modern clothes by a statement made - by irs. Carrie Chapman Catt in Chicago, Chicago, recently, in which the famous feminist leader, pleaded[for A.-return A.-return to conservatism in the matter of women's dress. •1 absolutely agree with Mrs. Catt about short skirts," said Miss "Swanson. "The truth la- few women's women's knees can stand - pitiless publicity. publicity. ,_ "One of the saddest sights common common today to my mind is the spectacle spectacle of a little girl wearing a knee length skirt attemptibg to seat herself- herself- m a street car without showing showing more of her legs than she knows she- should, in the interest of ordinary ordinary . modesty. T think it would be better for some of them if they sat on their feet, at least for some of the time." The beautiful screen star paused and smiled. This was a alow smUe with a whimsical twist at its corners. corners. "Honest, you know,'.' »h» continued. continued. "There are some prttty terrible terrible looking legs on exnibJtien these' days. If every woman was blessed with slim ankle* and w«Jl rounded lower limbs It wouldn't be so bad; but those fpjtunat* on«o are few; rerr f«w. Artistically lour more inches on the aklrt^wouto. I believe, be an excellent thing foe the •world." ' , - I i I I i 1 I j ' ;• i i i I

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  1. Simpson's Leader-Times,
  2. 30 Mar 1927, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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